Peek at the Week
Week of October 31st-November 3rd
Reading: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.
Because Thursday is the last day of the quarter, the fourth graders will be working on their final reading project of the quarter. Just like the mid-quarter project, they will complete a book cover using the reading skills that have been practiced through the first nine weeks of the school year. Instead of creating the book cover for Whipping Boy, they will pick one of the guided reading books that they have read. Skills that will be assessed include character trait, inference, main idea, theme, and summarizing.
Math: Draw and identify lines and angles and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles.
The fourth graders will spend the first two days of the week practicing geometry skills. They will identify properties of quadrilaterals on Monday and lines of symmetry on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the students will take the Chapter 4 Test. Math skills assessed on Wednesday include creating arrays, factors, multiples, area, converting hours to minutes, multiplicative comparative problems, properties of triangles and quadrilaterals, identifying lines of symmetry, and multiplication. On Thursday, the students will take a cumulative math test. Concepts assessed include place value, adding and subtracting multiple digit numbers, perimeter, and solving word problems.
Writing: Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
With the new month, the students will be introduced to the new genre of opinion writing. They will begin by generating a list of issues that they have a strong opinion about. As the week continues, they will use prior knowledge to brainstorm what they know about this issue. The students will be introduced to the different components of opinion writing. The students will learn that a strong introduction begins with a “hook.” To help the writers begin with a strong hook, they will read opinion writing samples with effective hooks. The writers will end the week with writing their opinion piece introductions. Ask your fourth grader what issue they are interested in writing about as their opinion writing topic.
Report Card Pick Up
Report Card pick up is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9th. Appointments will be scheduled from 12-6PM in ten minute increments. Please complete and return the bottom portion of this note to identify your top three preferred conference times. Conference times will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.
|Reading||Read for 30 minutes.||Read for 30 minutes.
Letters from North America and South America due.
|Read for 30 minutes. Letters from Europe and Africa due.||Read for 30 minutes. Letters from Asia and Australia due.||Read for 30 mintues.|
|Math||Homelink 2.11||Homelink 2.12||Homelink 2.13||Math Homework Due|
Student Name: ________________________________________________________________________
Parent Name: ________________________________________________________________________
Preferred Conference Time: 1.__________ 2._________ 3._______